Film/TV

Michael C. Hall is JFK in ‘The Crown’

“Kennedy and Philip are in the shadow of their more celebrated wives,” Michael C. Hall, who plays John F. Kennedy in the new season of The Crown, says in the featurette “A Visit from the Kennedys.” The second season of the award-winning The Crown launches on Netflix today, Dec. 8.

The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play The Audience, the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen).

Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s.

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